Opening an EDI file

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You can either use the menu 'File' and 'Open'


The File Open menus

or the task bar icon the 'Open Folder' symbol


The task bar icon to open a fiel


to bring up the Windows File Chooser

Navigate to your 276 EDI file and select it.

Now you can click on the 'Read File' button and you will see the listing of individual requests in the request grid.


After parsing a 276 request file the individual requests are displayed


We can see that this particular 276 file contained 3 different requests. The spreadsheet lists the payer, the receiver of the response file and the provider and the claim number as well as the insured and the claim amount.

Please note that the last column with the status information is empty.

We can either double-click on a row in the request grid or by clicking on the 'Start Responses' button. The 'Start Responses' button will start with request number one. If working with DataBase, clicking 'Find Responses in DB' before starting work on the responses will preload the next step with information from the Database. This can also be done after having clicked 'Start Responses' in the next window.


Once the status information has been added, one can create the response file by clicking on the appropriate button. Once the file has been created the 'View Report' and 'View EDI File' buttons will be enabled


The 'Move Processed File' button will move the file to the directory that has been specified in the setup.